COLORADO SPRINGS – The AspenPointe Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Roberts as the organization’s new President and CEO.
Roberts is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Southern Colorado. Roberts has been responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan as well as the development of the organization’s behavioral health service line, which has moved it toward operating fully-integrated healthcare clinics.
“The selection of Adam signals a strong commitment by the Board of Directors to expanding AspenPointe’s close working relationships in the community and region to meet the needs of those we serve. He is joining a well-established organization, with a strong leadership team, and his energy and talent as an innovator and collaborator will complement AspenPointe’s highly capable and experienced professionals,” said AspenPointe Board Chair, Shawn Raintree.
“We are excited that Adam is joining us at this time in our history with so many opportunities yet in front of us.”
Roberts grew up in Alamosaand earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Cum Laude) with an emphasis in International Business, Marketing, and Finance from Regis University in Denver.
He received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, where he is now a board member on the Colorado Health Administration Alumni Association and facilitates an executive mentorship program.
Prior to serving as Valley-Wide’s COO, Roberts worked as a senior staff member with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system both in Texas and in Colorado, where he was recognized as an improvement expert and is credited with saving millions of dollars for the VHA health care system while improving care and patient experience.
Additionally, Roberts was a recipient of a Black Belt and Master Black Belt training in Lean Six Sigma at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. More recently, Roberts completed the 2018 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.
“I could not be more excited to join this great organization. I am grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to being a passionate leader who will be a catalyst for innovation and creativity, while driving positive results,” Roberts said.
“Behavioral health calls for clear vision in the face of challenging times. I will focus on ensuring a healthy environment that will foster hope, remove stigma, and improve whole-person care across the communities we serve.”
Roberts was chosen following an extensive, nation-wide search that generated more than 150 candidates and will join AspenPointe in mid-May.
“The Board of Directors also wishes to extend its’ gratitude to Susan Seiler, who has served in the role of Acting President/CEO for the past year, in addition to her job as Chief Operating Officer.
This has been a time of great change in Colorado’s health care system, and her steady leadership has helped AspenPointe to continue serving patients today, while simultaneously preparing for the future,” Raintree said.